hapjydeuce (922) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, pizza port solana beach. Deep amber color, sweet malt brown sugar. Flavor is over the top sweet, towering over any bitterness that may be there. Strong alcohol present throughout. Pleasing, warming character, but just too simple & one-dimensional. Ok I guess.
saxo (13458) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Pizza Port, Ocean Beach. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, dried fruits, nuts, notes of alcohol and hops. Sweet finish and dry as well.
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught Small rim over red-brown beer. Sweet, coloured malts, cookies with caramel, lightly herbal. Alcoholic bread; leafy, near-bitterish notes, parsley. Balance - for its ABV - is impressive. Bit "tangy"; good against any danger of cloying. Well-bodied, very slick. Impressive, as it absolutely doesnít show its awesome potence. Great!
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear reddish-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, caramel, and bread. Flavor of raisins, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, and brown sugar.
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach: Poured in a half pint glass with a generous overflow of liquid that could barely keep the small development of foam head. The head quickly flat lined out leaving behind a bare and naked dark amber liquid. Nose is bold with a heavy backbone of malts dominating the aroma and allowing me to understand as to why this was served in such a small glass. The flavor is overbearing with a thick taste of caramel malts that has me drowning in alcohol and sugary beer.
Camons (5048) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark reddish brown with offwhite head. Aroma os malty, toast, caramel, fruity, cherries. Taste is malt, caramel, toast, wood, pine, peach. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. 090312
Ratman197 (9055) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, light earthiness and lighjt brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee and light brown sugar with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Solana Beach location with Ocean Beach moniker. Oh man this is not good. √úber sweet, sticky syrupy with some harsh alcohol bite and iron metallic. Clear deep amber SRM with weak head retention. Nose is way off: chemical, sharp, maybe wood grain and sticky grenadine. Even green olive brine Could not finish a taster. Ultra ultra blood iron metallic finish. Bad.
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NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Hazy red orange appearance with a tan head. Rich, sweet caramel, a touch spicy aroma. Somewhat fruity, rich caramel/toffee flavor thatís a bit sweet but still tasty.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at OB. Clear medium ruby, creamy beige head about 1/2 finger high and well-retained. Flavor has nice rich toffee caramel, moderate toasted malts, a bit of tobacco/decaying wet leaves. Flavor follows, quite rich, lots o toffee and caramel and toast. Semi-dry at best, light alcohol (not near10.5%),bitterness was earthy and peaked at a 2. Full body with light carbonation. Good, unsmoky Scotch ale.
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a deep orange glare and a small off white head. Aroma is overripe dark fruity, roasted malty too. Sweet caramelish, light fruity. Toasted malty and caramelish.